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Wide-open women's field for French Open

Rafael Nadal is the clear-cut favorite on the men's side to win the French Open. As for the women, a handful of players can win on the red clay at Roland Garros. Bonnie DeSimone handicaps the women's field.

Updated: May 25, 2006, 2:05 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

It's obvious now, if it hadn't been before, that Martina Hingis deserves to be considered a contender in next week's French Open after hoisting the trophy in Rome on Sunday to celebrate The First Title of The Rest of Her Career.

Hingis, who rose to No. 14 in this week's WTA Tour rankings, shares something important with the majority of top-ranked women expected to make appearances at Roland Garros: She never has found a way to win there. The rejuvenated Swiss star was a finalist twice, ...

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